Mumbai, May, 2020: This week, Amazon Prime Video brings a selection of Indian and International titles to keep you entertained. Commencing the month of May with the best of entertainment, Amazon Prime Video is all set to launch the highly anticipated International Amazon Original Series Upload. Created by Emmy-Award winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), the new sci-fi comedy series stars Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3), Robbie Amell (The Flash, Tomorrow People), Kevin Bigley (Undone, Sirens), Owen Daniels (The Office, Arrested Development), Allegra Edwards (Friends from College) and Zainab Johnson (Private Practice).
The recent Taapsee Pannu starrer high-impact social drama film – Thappad will be available on Amazon Prime Video starting 1st May. Directed and Produced by Anubhav Sinha, the film has been critically appreciated for breaking norms and stereotypes with its gripping storyline and the performances of the stellar cast including Taapsee Pannu and Dia Mirza. Additionally, Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Gokhale starrer Marathi movie AB aani CDis all set to mark its digital debut on 1st May, on the occasion of Maharashtra Day, as a tribute to front-line warriors fighting COVID-19 in these challenging times. Prime members in more than 200 countries and territories can watch both movies shortly after their theatrical release.
Starting 1st May, Prime members can also enjoy the rib-tickling comedy shows Fly and Very Very by comedians Lana Woodley and Tom Walker respectively.
In 2033, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works in customer service department for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world. Upload is created by Greg Daniels (The Office).
Thappad is a story of Amrita whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when her husband slaps her at a party. But is one slap enough to question what a relationship stands for? The film is a silent slap on our society’s age-old belief that — ‘shaadi mein sab kuch chalta hain’. The film re-evaluates and questions this norm. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film stars a talented cast including Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Pavail Gulati, Manav Kaul, Ram Kapoor, among others.
Ab aani CD (Marathi PSVOD)
AB Aani CD is a soulful coming-of-age film that follows two playschool friends Bachchan and Gokhale who meet almost after 70 years at a birthday party. Directed by Milind Lele, the Marathi film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Gokhale in the lead.
Australia’s favourite double act Colin Lane and Frank Woodley have reunited to create the comeback masterpiece FLY. No more stupid silly nonsense, it’s time to make THEATRE. There is no reason whatsoever to think this will go as planned.
It is a love letter to mime (and to a coat) written by award-winning idiot Tom Walker, who keeps talking during what he insists is a mime show.
These titles will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series like The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge, The Forgotten Army, Four More Shots Please! and Made In Heaven, and award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series, including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all on Prime Video, which is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.